Mexico follows in the footsteps of other countries that have banned international surrogacy: Thailand (post baby Gammy), India (first stopping same-sex and single intended parents going through surrogacy) and Nepal (where the process has been temporarily stopped with the intention to possibly end the practice at some stage in the future).
To many Intended Parents looking for a low-cost surrogacy option I have been saying for a long time that this ban would happen. The reason behind this was that the Governor of Tabasco State, Liliana Madrigal, which was the only legal state for surrogacy had openly said she wanted to make surrogacy legal only for Tabasco residents. I just hope that there are intended parents who are now not stuck in a quagmire of legal issues.
Thankfully, there are still options for intended parents looking abroad and I have to say that anyone who can afford it in my opinion should look at the global benchmark of the USA; where everyone in the process is legally protected and surrogacy contracts are enforceable.
However, Canada has recently become a jurisdiction of choice for many Intended Parents. There is no language barrier, a good surrogate supply, some very good surrogacy consultants BUT the law is akin to that in the UK, where surrogates are only able to be paid expenses. The good thing is that going through the process in Canada is that the whole process can come in at under $100,000 too!
Once again, I must reiterate that any intended parent must go through their own due diligence process but if you are in any doubt then please do get in touch and I’m happy to walk you through everything that you need to know.